on Dec 31, 2011
I'm going to end my blog this year with this blog post... Nothing special about this blog post... Just that I find it appropriate to just say goodbye to year 2011... Year 2011 mark some high and low for me personally... But frankly speaking I have more low compare to high... So hopefully in the coming year, I have a more pleasant and smoother year!!! Really looking forward to it...



GOODBYE 2011!!!

&

I WISH ALL MY READERS A VERY 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
on Dec 30, 2011
My iPad2 is officially running on iOS5.0.1!!! Frankly speaking, I didn't have the intention to update... Is more like being force to... Blame my itchy finger because I kept installing apps for my iPad2 and it decided to crash on me... I don't really know which apps that I've installed that causes me sleepless night... No matter what I do, my iPad2 still crashes and before I jailbreak my iPad2 I didn't backup 'SHSH blob' for iOS4.3.3 so I'm out of luck to restore it back to iOS4.3.3... Without iOS4.3.3, there is no way for me to jailbreak my iPad2!!! No jailbreak = BORING!!! 

I know there are a lot of people who are against jailbreaking but I'm definitely not one of them... Free apps aside, what I really like about jailbreaking is the ability to transform my iPad2 into something else... Just look at the picture above and you know what I mean... No more boring looking icons and lots of enhancement that I can make... So guess I need to kiss jailbreak goodbye for the time being... Hopefully someone manage to come out with a jailbreak for iOS5.0.1 for A5 base devices...

On a side note, after playing with iOS5.0.1, I'm really liking what 'Apple' did to it... Definitely much better compare to iOS4.xx...
on Dec 27, 2011
First of all, I would like to clarify about the name of this restaurant... Frankly speaking I don't really know what is the name but for us 'Batu Pahatian', we just call it 'Yong Chi' (mandarin for swimming pool) because this particular restaurant is located next to a public swimming pool... They are famous for their steamboat but they do have normal dishes as well... So if you're not a fan of steamboat just like me, you're in luck!!!

Looking at the dish above, most will know that we are celebrating someone's birthday... The star is my one and only grandma!!!

I don't quite fancy this restaurant as I think that it is overrated... But after sampling the food served on that day, I'm convinced that they can cook... The food were really delicious!!!







 Overall I'm liking all the dish served besides this complimentary fruits that looks underwhelming!!!


Overall Rating - 3.7/5

Yong's Seafood Restaurant
No. 2 M/S, Jalan Minyak Beku,
83000 Batu Pahat, Johor.
07-432 3320



Here's the cake for my grandma... I wonder who's in charge of putting the candles as it miss at least one BIG candle!!! 


 This remind me of boobies!!! It sure look like it... Haha...


 Star of the day!!!




 Baby 'Chayson' is getting more and more chubby!!!








on Dec 26, 2011
Since I lost all my 'Project FrankenBenz' pics, I've been really lazy to blog about the progress of the project because I need to search the net for the all the pictures that I need!!! 

This modification is a really tough one if you ask because the W124 engine bay will not fit a original 'Toyota 1JZ-GTE' radiator... So what the workshop did was to modified the original 'Toyota' radiator to fit in the 'W124' engine bay... Since the last incident where I blown my head gasket, my radiator gave me a lot of problems... The radiator keep leaking and no matter how I repair, it will still leaked and it was really beyond repair... 

Aluminium radiator is the way to go because of the extra cooling ability and not forgetting 'bling bling' factor!!! The only problem that I need to face is to find one that can be fitted into the engine bay without any modification... All the hoses inlet need to be in the correct place... The first radiator that I tried was from 'Nissan S14 Silvia'... All the inlet and outlet hoses were in the correct place but when I took it back, I realized that the intercooler hose came into contact with the upper hose and I don't intend to change to another intercooler piping... So off the 'Nissan Silvia S14' aluminium radiator... Looking at the dimension another aluminium radiator that can be fix into my 'W124' was from 'Mitsubishi Evo 3'... The height of the 'Mitsubishi Evo 3' aluminium radiator was a tad shorter for my liking... But the width was spot on!!! Unfortunately, the top inlet hoses was on the wrong side!!! But my mechanic told me that he can modified so I stick to the 'Mitsubishi Evo 3' one as I'm really lazy to change it again!!! 

After changing to a aluminium radiator, the temperature stay at a constant 80 degree Celsius as compare to the normal 85 to 90 degree Celsius... If you ask me, I will definitely recommend this mod to those who wants to lower down their car temperature... This is a very good investment for me... After replacing the head gasket and radiator, my overheating problem is no longer a problem for me!!! 


To be continue...
on Dec 22, 2011
Here's the Christmas decoration at 'KLCC' and you can definitely spot the difference between this and 'Pavilion'... I went there on a Sunday and the whole mall was jammed pack but the amount of people taking photographs with the decoration were actually quite limited... 

In my opinion, you can't really compare this decoration with the one at 'Pavilion' as it would be like comparing a 'Fuji' apple with a normal apple!!! 'Pavilion' is in a different league of it's own!!!




 Say hello to 'Santa'!!!



Not much decoration elsewhere...
on Dec 21, 2011
Normally when we shop at 'Pavilion', the most upper floor is the one that we skip... In our opinion, we really don't see the point of going all the way up to the floor where there are nothing to see... We don't know what got into us the last time we went 'Pavilion' because we did went all the way up where we thought this must be the silliest things to do... Instead we got a really BIG surprised!!! Everything's different... It felt like both of us got a concussion and all our memory being wiped clean because all the things in front of us were totally different from what we used to remember!!! Besides that, they even gave a beautiful name to it... 'Tokyo Street'...

All the shops there are either selling 'Japanese' stuff or 'Japanese' food... By looking at the name, we are not surprise at all... But I must admit, all the 'Japanese' restaurant there looks awesome... Will definitely try it out the next time I'm in 'Pavilion'...


Since we just had lunch, the only thing that I can make it go down my stomach is something light... 'The Loaf' need no introduction as there is another shop a few floors below... However, this particular kiosk serve only one kind or bread which unfortunately I don't know what it's call... But you can rest assure that it is some 'Japanese' kind of bread...


Looks lovely... 


'Bolognaise' for me and 'Green Tea' for my darling... The one shown above is 'Bolognaise' and sorry I don't have a pic for the 'Green Tea'... 'Green Tea' tasted just okay but the 'Bolognaise' is superb... I really like the flavour of it... RM2.90 for a piece... If you are sick of eating doughnut, maybe you can give this a try... 


 Huge 'Tokyo Street' lantern!!!


Don't really know what happen but there are a lot of people in front of 'Ode To Art'... 
on Dec 18, 2011

Ah... 'The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn (Part 1)'... Since I've watched all the other installments, I've no choice but to watch this one as well... But damn, I really regretted going for the movie... It was damn boring... I don't know whether the book is as boring as the movie or not... Guess I just need to buy the book and finish reading it as soon as possible in order to find out!!! If you're not a die hard 'Twilight' fans like me, don't go for the movie!!! 
on Dec 16, 2011
Here it is... My old school mountain bike!!! My 'GT Pantera' started life in year 1997... After doing some research, I can confirm that it was from year 1997 because of the front shock... 'Rock Shox' launches the 'Indy' series in year 1997 and my bike came with a 'Indy XC' hence I can confirm the date it was born... Not bad for a 14 years old bike... Everything still intact and running smoothly...


Last week I send my bike for some maintenance on both the front and back derailleurs... The shifters got jam up and I'm thinking of replacing the cables but the trusty bicycle shop managed to fix it without breaking a sweat!!! (sorry about the dirty chain!!! will degrease it when I'm free!!!)


Perfect shifting now!!! Both my front and back derailleurs are from 'Shimano'... Sadly the model (Shimano STX-RC) had been long discontinued... 


Besides fixing my derailleurs, I asked them to true my wheel as well since the back one was way out of true!!! Both rims are straight now and the brake pad have stop rubbing the rims... Finally!!! 



The only problem that I have with my bike right now is the 'Rock Shox' front suspension... The damping is way too soft and totally no rebound!!! So when I'm riding, the 'Rock Shox' seems more like a rigid fork to me... Anyway I've been toying with this idea... Replace the front suspension with a carbon fiber rigid fork!!! I know a lot of you will said a mountain bike suppose to have at least a front suspension... But I don't really see the point in my case... Because nowadays, I don't go offroad anymore... I'm riding on road now... So what is the point of having a front suspension when it will be totally under utilize!!! Furthermore, do you know how much the front suspension weight??? HEAVY compare to a carbon fiber rigid fork!!! 

But finding one with 'Vee brake' mount is going to be tough as almost all mountain bike gone disc!!! Not going the disc route as I find them really heavy... a 'Vee brake' is so much lighter in comparison... Again I don't go offroad and I'm not going to ride in the rain so I believe I don't really need the extra stopping power of the disc... 


 Change my brake pad as well... The old one was all worn out!!!


on Dec 13, 2011
Another 'Publika' post... Please bear with me cause I'm really in love with 'Publika'!!! One of the most artistic shopping complex that I have ever step foot in... 







Seems like the display is always changing... I'm very sure this was not around the last time I went... This makes 'Publika' even cooler and not forgetting more pictures for me...